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No association found between lipid levels, pathway genes and AMD progression

August 27, 2014

Results from a meta-analysis showed no associations between cholesterol measures, history of statin use or lipid pathway genes and the incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration, according to researchers.

The meta-analysis included three population-based cohorts: the Beaver Dam Eye Study, Blue Mountain Eye Study and Rotterdam Study, for a total of 6,950 participants. The researchers followed patients for 20 years, with examinations every 5 years. During follow-ups, hazard ratios associated with lipid levels and lipid pathway genes were calculated through the use of random-effects inverse-weighted meta-analysis models adjusted for known AMD risk factors.

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Speaker discusses HOME study

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At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting in San Diego, David S. Boyer, MD, discusses results from the HOME…
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